FULL LIST: Council facilities opened and closed this weekend
THERE’S good news coming for those children who have been missing their skateboards and swings and for those who are sick of training inside.
In accordance with the State Government advice, the Western Downs Regional Council have confirmed their playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate parks and libraries will be reopening for use from Friday, 15 May.
The WDRC have asked warned all residents to obey the current COVID-19 rules currently in place.
“Social distancing restrictions are enforced by the Queensland Police Service,” a WDRC facilities spokesperson said.
“Residents are asked to strictly adhere to social distancing and hygiene requirements to help ensure our community can move towards further easing of restrictions in the months to come.”
Here’s a full list of parks and facilities you can enjoy again from Friday and which ones aren’t:
Thomas Jack Park
Myall Creek Linear Park
Blue Hills Estate Park
Pioneer Gardens Park
The Ridges Park
Kaimkillenbun Recreation Reserve
Lake Broadwater Recreation Reserve
Roy Henderson Park
Chinchilla Skate Park
Western Downs Libraries will also open for a maximum of ten patrons at one time, with opening hours varying for each facility:
- Dalby, Chinchilla and Miles Libraries will open on Saturday, 16 May 2020
- Jandowae, Tara, Meandarra, Moonie and Wandoan, will open on Monday, 18 May 2020.
- Bell Library will only be open during staffed hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Wednesday, 20 May 2020.
Strict social distancing and hygiene measures will also be in place and some services remain unavailable.
Council’s Aquatic Centres remain closed at this stage, as is the case for many pools across Queensland.
“The pool lessee for the Council’s heated pool facilities (Dalby and Chinchilla) is currently seeking an exemption from the QLD Chief Health Officer to allow the facilities to safely open for larger numbers of people,” a WDRC facilities spokesperson said.
According to the State’s government opening indoor cinemas will be allowed under stage two.
At this stage this stage two restrictions will be put in place on June 12.